640 Adventure tank bars

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Velocibiker, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. WageSlave

    WageSlave Been here awhile

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    I received a reply from a rep at Holan. A group buy of from 3 to 5 units would get a 10% discount, more than 5 units = 15% discount.

    However, 20kg is the most weight that a shipped parcel can be. That equates to 3 sets of crash bars (one set weighs 5,5kg, the same with pannier rack, the headlight protector is 0,3kg). The cost of shipping a 20kg parcel is 130 Euro.

    Once they arrived here and were redistributed to those who are interested in participating in a group buy, there'd be an additional domestic shipping charge according to where each unit was headed.

    Maybe Adventurers Workshop or some other vendor can work a better arrangement than I can.
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  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    :ear and thanks slave.
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  3. joekanter

    joekanter Been here awhile

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    -but I have to ask, has any one held one of these in their hand or seen one on a 640A. I would like to take advantage of a group buy, but who is to say that these would be useless like the HB's.
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  4. Graywolf11

    Graywolf11 Lobo Loco Moto

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    I'm also interested. Keep us posted. GrayWolf
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  5. RedDread

    RedDread What I can While I can.

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    I'd be game. Any progress?
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  6. SCsurfer

    SCsurfer surfing explorer

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  7. joekanter

    joekanter Been here awhile

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    <TABLE id=HB_Mail_Container height="100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0 UNSELECTABLE="on"><TBODY><TR height="100%" UNSELECTABLE="on" width="100%"><TD id=HB_Focus_Element vAlign=top width="100%" background="" height=250 UNSELECTABLE="off">Hey guys/gals-being a super noob with a brand new, recently scratched tank (bi-lateral) on a 07 640A, I'm surprised that there is not more interest in this new crash bar. I would like a crash bar, but don't want to piss away any more money on useless additions to the bike. I'm afraid my wife may take away my CC. LOL. In my research (mostly from this site) with the HB crash bar failure-do you think that this is going to a bullit proof new design?

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  8. Trail

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    Id be really interested in ordering a set... Is there a group by in order???
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  9. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    It sounds like Andrew at Adventure's Workshop (a US vendor) is working out being Holan's US distributor. Once Andrew gets some examples of their work and tests them I am sure he will let everyone know what he thinks and perhaps begin selling them.

    It will take a bit of time to do all of that - instant gratification is not possible. Without that review, or some more substantial discussion from the manufacturer, I... well, I shouldn't have to caution you.
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  10. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Just read this thread. I wuz looking for some tank and petcock protection too, and ended up with a you-beauty Rally style bashplate from KTMatt in Australia.
    It is the same width as the tank and protects the petcock very well. It has the added bonuses (bonii?) of protecting your feet from stumps/boulders, built-in toolboxes, and you dont have a load of tubes bending all over the place and looking like a crazed apprentice plumber used to own it. A better solution I think.
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  11. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    ]<TABLE id=HB_Mail_Container height="100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0 UNSELECTABLE="on"><TBODY><TR height="100%" UNSELECTABLE="on" width="100%"><TD id=HB_Focus_Element vAlign=top width="100%" background="" height=250 UNSELECTABLE="off">Hey guys/gals-being a super noob with a brand new, recently scratched tank (bi-lateral) on a 07 640A, I'm surprised that there is not more interest in this new crash bar.

    I personally wouldn't add another 30-40 pounds of expensive stuff to already heavy bike.
    I installed carbon fiber protector from Chris and it's plenty strong and protects petcock.
    I am not very good rider , so my ktm getting dumped several times per ride. I turned it around on rocky slopes many times and nothing but scratches.
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  12. yakman*9

    yakman*9 Adventurer

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    I am interested!
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  13. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Here is another crash bar set from Motobau:

    http://www.motobau.de/cat-moto/ktm/tanksturzbuegel/maine04.html
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    BUT, unfortunately they only make them for each bike that is brought to their shop...

    Food for thought...
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  14. dwd303

    dwd303 Austrian by blood

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    Hey Guys,

    I just got a 2003 640 ADV and I'm trying to find the HB crash bars. I figured I'd wait until finding parts for this bike was even more annoyingly difficult.

    Anyone out there selling theirs or know where I can find some. I've been searching for a little while now and no luck.
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  15. Beta450

    Beta450 Been here awhile

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    Alburmoto.com can get you a set of crash bars. They return emails really quick and the new crash bars look great on my bike.
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  16. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    old thread.. but beware some crash bars are made in such a way that the fastening poing under the frame interferes with full compression of the forks.. beware and test accordingly
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  17. bmwktmbill

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    With all the miles that have been put on LC4's off road, how many petcocks have been torn off or tanks broken?

    I think I'd skip the bars.

    Put the money and effort into a Scott's steering stabilizer.

    http://www.scottsonline.com/Stabilizer_Photos.php?ID=1141&DPID=309


    Now you have something that will save your petcock, your cock, your ass and your collar bones.

    b
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  18. jrozar

    jrozar Been here awhile

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    If your gonna do a Scott's I would suggest the brp top triple clamp with the under bar mount, that's my 2 cents.. Shorter pin and not weld on as in your link.

    Back to topic... I have the holan tank bars that I bought used, the do interfere not with the fork travel. I have light tabs welded on them and a set of baja designs squadrons mounted.

    Now there are options to crash bars to protect the petcock such as the carbon fiber tank guards with petcock protection. Lighter and about the same in cost.

    But back to basics for me it was more about cosmetic protection and additional lights than it was petcock protection.

    The best collar bone & cock protection isn't the stabilzer it's proper gear....and riding skills

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  19. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Jro,
    Two things, if you bury the stabilizer it's a PIA to adjust on the fly especially if you run a tank bag on the Adventure. the above bar unit with the big knob adjustment is better IMHO.

    Pics here of my bike.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=471322

    Secondly I have 5 broken collar bones from racing and riding and yes gear and ability helps but the Scott's will save your life at speed because you will NOT high side on a 640.

    You get tangled in those bars...Hmmm....

    Don't think the PD riders ever used them.

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...a=X&ei=ZhN_UuHRIOjmsASOmIDoCw&ved=0CC0Q9QEwAA




    bill
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